Lifeguards at Burnham-on-Sea beach

  Posted: 24.06.20 at 18:22 by The Editor

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RNLI Lifeguards, paid for by Sedgemoor District Council, will be returning to Burnham-on-Sea beach on Saturday, July 4th. They will be on the beach from 10:00am until 6:00pm daily. 24/06/2020

The RNLI Lifeguards will provide an additional service at Burnham-on-Sea beach alongside the Sedgemoor-employed Beach Wardens. All beach users are urged to follow safety signage and listen to any advice and warning information issued by Sedgemoor's Beach Wardens or the RNLI Lifeguards - the staff are there to ensure your safety.The key message is if you're heading into the sea at Burnham, please respect the water and swim between the red and yellow flags, which have been designated as the safest swimming areas by lifeguards. RNLI lifeguards are fully trained in all aspects of beach safety, so if you have any questions please approach a lifeguard who will be more than happy to help or offer expert advice.Anyone planning a visit to the coast should remember and follow RNLI safety advice:Have a plan - check the weather forecast, tide times and read local hazard signageKeep a close eye on your family - on the beach and in the waterDo not allow your family to swim or surf aloneDo not use inflatablesIf you fall into the water unexpectedly, FLOAT TO LIVE, fight your instinct to thrash around, lean back, extend your arms and legs, and FLOATIn an emergency dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard

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